On his way out of court, Daniel Holtzclaw can be seen mouthing to the jury, “How could you do this”? This phrase perfectly encapsulates the tragedy of this case, because … Continue Reading The Case of Daniel Holtzclaw: Respectability Politics Are An Act of Violence
For some of us there is no make up to cushion
the fall of rejection or hiding who we are
It happens to the best of us, even on our best days.
Ashley Curry can absolutely wear what she pleases and I am here in solidarity, supporting her choices. But you can be sure that my solidarity extends to all women as well. All of us in our burquas, jeans, hijabs, thongs and clear heels, pantsuits or birthday suits, booty shorts or maxi dresses. #yesallwomen.
“Nit Niteye Garabam”. In wolof, a language from Senegal, this means “mankind will be the cure for mankind”. It is in this spirit that I bring to you this crowdfunding campaign to build a production facility and entrepreneurial school in Senegal for Tiossan, the skin care company from world class entrepreneur Magatte Wade. With your donations this project will transform the lives of many Senegalese and set an exemplary model for the way we do business in African countries.
A few month ago, a video of a woman recording all the men who catcalled her went viral, sparking a conversation about catcalling as sexual harassment. Participating in this conversation … Continue Reading These Are The Conversations We Wish Men Would Have About Women
Do guys look at the actor in the Old Spice Commercial and wish they could look like him?
Ho’oponopono: What the Paris Attack, Refugees Crisis and #blacklivesmatter Can Teach us About Compassion
“We are responsible for and participate in the ills of the world, and an essential part of fixing the world is fixing ourselves”.
As I mentioned in my previous post, our long and often exhausting journey towards self-love is often dominated by one thing. Beauty. Well, really the kind of beauty we only … Continue Reading 10 Awesome Things to Love About the Body That Have Nothing To Do With Beauty
“words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial, sexual pejoratives. don’t do that. Words are things. They get on the walls. they get in your rugs, and on your clothes, and finally into you”. Dr. Maya Angelou
All I know is, Never say Never. How I’m learning to love a sport that used to bring me nothing but pain and frustration
What is self-love without the safe space to explore its possibilities?
“And do not try to be consistent, for what is true to you today may not be true at all tomorrow, because you see a better truth.” ~~unknown You will … Continue Reading On Those Days When You Feel Like a Fraud
this is a letter reposted from the blog called dearlilyjune. I immediately fell in love with this letter because when starting this blog to inspire people to have a compassionate and loving relationship with their bodies, I wondered whether I was naive. Naive in the sense that I didn’t really know what it is like to struggle to like your body if you are living with an autoimmune disease, if you’re living with a disability, if you are transgender. I don’t have that experience, so how do I create the space in which all people can explore that compassionate relationship? That is why love letters are so important to this blog. Because publishing them allows you the reader and I to hear it straight from the person experiencing these difficulties. We can all learn about what it’s like to love a body that sometimes fails you, that is sometimes trying to kill you in its attempt to survive, or living in a body that people feel entitled to police or abuse. I hope you find this letter as delightful and uplifting as it is heartbreaking.
It is easier to tell everyone they deserve love but it is more difficult to believe you deserve it too, and even harder to understand you ought to be the … Continue Reading 10 Things You Should Know About Self-Love
I had an ex-boyfriend who was a marine, and he used to tell me that during training they got hurt often but they’d tell each other that “chicks dig scars”. … Continue Reading My Scars Are Ugly